Back in 2018, I opened my video review of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander GT by calling the SUV “shockingly out of step with the most competitive segment in the world.” Rewatching the video, I wasn’t wrong (though the Mitsu fan club wanted my blood in the comments): the previous Outlander was coarse to drive, bizarrely designed, and rife with substandard interior materials.
A 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine adds in 131 horsepower and is used to either drive the front wheels, charge the 20-kilowatt-hour battery pack, or both, depending on drive mode.
Even without a differential connecting the front and rear axles, those two electric motors give the Outlander full-time all-wheel-drive, with great acceleration characteristics and added peace of mind for drivers in cold weather climates.
The combination of motors, battery pack, and gas engine also give Outlander three distinct driving modes.
Series Hybrid mode makes use of the gas engine to charge the battery pack, while still only driving the wheels by way of the axle motors.
Whether you’re plugging in overnight (a full charge takes about six and a half hours on a typical 240-volt, level 2 home charger), or just taking advantage of the hybrid system’s efficiency, the Outlander should have extremely reasonable running costs.
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